Jerk. Image shows from L to R: Tim (Tim Renkow), Tim's Mom (Lorraine Bracco)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2016 - 2023
  • 15 episodes (3 series)

Comedy starring Tim Renkow as a disabled man who is quite the jerk. Also features Sharon Rooney, Rob Madin, Lorraine Bracco, Saida Ahmed and Mysie

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Series 3, Episode 1

Jerk. Image shows left to right: Jack Doyle (Oliver Maltman), James Norton, Ruth (Sharon Rooney), Tim (Tim Renkow)
Tim lands himself a role as an extra in a period biopic about a famous disabled musician. When some campaigners kick up a fuss about the star lead - James Norton - not being disabled, Tim is recast as the lead in a knee-jerk reaction to avoid media backlash.

Further details

The studio is trying to fill diversity quotas due to some bad PR and have an open casting call for disabled extras. Initially Tim's cast as an extra, but when a few campaigners kick up a fuss about the brilliant star lead - James Norton - NOT being disabled, Tim is recast as the lead in a knee jerk reaction to avoid media backlash.

The studio execs are so concerned with optics surrounding disability, they completely disregard the authenticity of the film. Tim doesn't even have the right disability anyway and aside from that, he can't act to save his life - chaos ensues as he brings the production to its knees.

Idris meets the girl of his dreams and the feeling seems to be mutual, that is until he the reason she's been so nice to him is revealed.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 14th March 2023
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 14th March 2023 11:20pm BBC1 Wales
Wednesday 15th March 2023 10:40pm BBC1
Thursday 16th March 2023 12:15am BBC3
Thursday 16th March 2023 2:10am BBC3
Friday 17th March 2023 11:10pm BBC3
Saturday 18th March 2023 3:30am BBC3
Saturday 18th March 2023 11:00pm BBC3
Monday 20th March 2023 11:00pm BBC3


Cast & crew

Tim Renkow Tim
Sharon Rooney Ruth
Rob Madin Idris
Lorraine Bracco Tim's Mom
Saida Ahmed Lily
Guest cast
Oliver Maltman Jack Doyle
Lydia Fleming Mary
James Ward Runner
William Andrews Victor
James Norton Self
Writing team
Tim Renkow Writer
Shaun Pye Writer
Production team
Tom McKay Director
Khaya Castagnoli Producer
Mat Steiner Executive Producer
Ash Atalla Executive Producer
Alex Smith Executive Producer
Tim Renkow Executive Producer
Liz Samways Line Producer
Judith Bantock Line Producer
Justin James Editor
Thorin Thompson Production Designer
Kevin Riddle Casting Director
Chloe Adele Costume Designer
Ben Bee Director of Photography
Shamirah Sairally Make-up Designer
Josh Northover 1st Assistant Director
Seb Barwell Commissioning Editor

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